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Earth’s Moon: Mysterious Swirls « Coalition for Space Exploration

Earth’s Moon: Mysterious Swirls « Coalition for Space Exploration | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Scientists are puzzled.

Our Moon is dotted with swirls, considered among the most puzzling features on the surface of the Moon. These bright, looping patterns are unlike anything seen in the solar system.
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Terzan 5 -A Massive Stellar Fossil in the Center of the Milky Way

Terzan 5 -A Massive Stellar Fossil in the Center of the Milky Way | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
It's not the name of a Japanese scifi movie...Scientists have spotted stellar fossils in the center of the Milky Way, globular clusters orbiting in the central bulge which seem to have come from somewhere else.
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Giochiamo agli astronomi II puntata. La morte vien dal cielo.

Giochiamo agli astronomi II puntata.  La morte vien dal cielo. | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Non preoccupatevi è un titolo a effetto come quelli che si usano molto oggi sia sui giornali sia sui siti Web (per non parlare poi di certi programmi televisivi) Ma lo usiamo qui  "all'incontrario", per far capire cosa c'è di "fisico" dietro a questi...
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Satellite Looks Down the Eye of Erupting Nabro Volcano

Satellite Looks Down the Eye of Erupting Nabro Volcano | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Wow! What an amazing and detailed top-down view of an active volcano! This is the Nabro Volcano, which has been erupting since June 12, 2011.
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Beyond Apollo: Fireballs from exploding Saturn rockets (1965)

Beyond Apollo: Fireballs from exploding Saturn rockets (1965) | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Fireballs from exploding Saturn rockets (1965)
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On thin ice?

On thin ice? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Satellite mapping reveals the thickness of Arctic sea-iceTHE first map of Arctic sea-ice thickness has been produced using data from CryoSat-2 (pictured), a satellite launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in A...
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NASA - Seaside Sunrise

NASA - Seaside Sunrise | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean silhouetting space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the image taken on June 23, 2011.
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Universe's highest electric current found - space - 21 June 2011 - New Scientist

Universe's highest electric current found - space - 21 June 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A cosmic power line 2 billion light years away is carrying the highest electric current ever seen, a trillion times as great as a bolt of lightning...
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NASA - Multimedia - Video Gallery

NASA - Multimedia - Video Gallery | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Watch, download or share the latest NASA videos, including launches and landings, mission operations, science updates and animations.
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Close Encounter: Asteroid to kiss the earth on Monday - Times Of India

HYDERABAD: It will be a treat for sky gazers on Monday as a recently discovered " Asteroid 2011 MD" will be passing by extremely close to the earth - at a distance of only 10,000-12,000 km.
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Spaceflight Now | STS-133 | Photo Gallery: Aboard Discovery's flight deck

Spaceflight Now | STS-133 | Photo Gallery: Aboard Discovery's flight deck | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
More than three months since Discovery returned from its final space voyage, the shuttle is now inside one of Kennedy Space Center's orbiter processing facilities. These images show Discovery's flight deck. Photos: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now
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meteorwatch.org | iPhone Astrophotography: My First Attempts

meteorwatch.org | iPhone Astrophotography: My First Attempts | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Dark Sky Diary by Steve Owens (@darkskyman on twitter)
 
This evening I decided to try some iPhone astrophotography. This blog post will let you see how I got on, and give you the info you need to get started yourself.
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La Luna gira, oggi possiamo vedere come

La Luna gira, oggi possiamo vedere come | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
La Luna gira? Sì certo, su se stessa, ma chi mai lo ha potuto vedere ? Nessuno, dato che dalla Terra vediamo sempre e solo la stessa faccia, tranne qualche percento in più o in meno grazie a un fenomeno chiamato librazione.
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NASA - First ARTEMIS Spacecraft Successfully Enters Lunar Orbit

The first of the two ARTEMIS spacecraft entered lunar orbit this morning. ARTEMIS was the first mission to orbit the moon's Lagrangian points and this is the first ever attempt to move from the Lagrangian into lunar orbit.
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Peering Beyond the Big Bang to the Universe That Existed in the Aeon Before Ours" (A Galaxy Classic)

Peering Beyond the Big Bang to the Universe That Existed in the Aeon Before Ours" (A Galaxy Classic) | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The circular patterns within the cosmic microwave background suggest that space and time did not come into being at the Big Bang, but that our universe in fact continually cycles through a series of...
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To economy, and beyond : Nature News

To economy, and beyond : Nature News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop...
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Tom’s Astronomy Blog » Blog Archive » No, Really Guys. This Is Incredible

Tom’s Astronomy Blog » Blog Archive » No, Really Guys. This Is Incredible | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Can you believe that? She doesn’t look real, does she? It’s almost as if this incredible sight was deliberately painted, then stuck out 24 million light years away, waiting for someone to happen upon her.
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Close Approach: Images and Animations of Asteroid 2011 MD

Close Approach: Images and Animations of Asteroid 2011 MD | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Today, Monday June 27 at about 17:00 UT, asteroid designated as 2011 MD will pass only 12,300 kilometers (7,600 miles) above the Earth’s surface.
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Epic Discovery: Research on Radiation Inside Stars and Black Holes Triggers Breakthrough on Cancer Imaging

Epic Discovery: Research on Radiation Inside Stars and Black Holes Triggers Breakthrough on Cancer Imaging | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
By studying how chemical elements emit and absorb radiation inside stars and around black holes, Ohio State University astronomers have discovered that heavy metals such as iron emit low-energy electrons when exposed to X-rays at specific energies.
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Ma chi mai pagherà la bolletta di 3C303 ?

Ma chi mai pagherà la bolletta di 3C303  ? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A soli 2 miliardi di anni luce da noi, parecchi ma non tantissimi, c'e'  uno strano oggetto celeste che, "visto" con un radiotelescopio, appare così.E' una galassia, piuttosto agitata, dato che proprio dal suo centro parte uno dei jet di materia ed...
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NLC

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Season has been started on noctilucent clouds in Poland. Spaceweather on the storks. Invasion of the NLC in Poland. Last night was the most beautiful display this year.When I noticed the very strong display of Noctilucnt Clouds last evening, the skies were already quite dark, but the clouds were bright and showed an intense contrast to the deep blue sky. Noctilucent clouds time is the time of birth of young storks. Thousands of storks (Ciconia ciconia) Polish arrives each spring. Whenever you are born young stork in the heaven, we can admire the NLC. Nikon D700. exp 1-5 sec
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NASA Satellites: Small Asteroid to Whip Past Earth on June 27, 2011

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Dramatic New NASA Animation Depicts Next Mars Rover in Action

Dramatic New NASA Animation Depicts Next Mars Rover in Action | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
NASA’s next Mars rover, the Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory, will soon embark on a quantum leap in humankind’s scientific exploration of the Martian surface -the most Earthlike planet in our Solar System.
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Delta force

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On June 15th it emerged that T2K had seen six electron-neutrinos. If no spot-changing oscillation were happening it should have seen only one or two.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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